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I am utterly amazed with how people these days are so ignorant on important issues.
I looked in the Post Standard on New Years Eve to find a huge picture of Gerry Macnemera and more pictures of the rest of the Syracuse University basketball team. According to this newspaper, winning a national basketball tounament was the most memorable moment in 2003.
HELLO WORLD! step of the Carrier Dome or your shell for a while to realize that much more important issues were brought up this year.
Does the War in Iraq ring a bell?
The War in Iraq was not even mentioned in this article. Of course, they had enough ink to waste on the SU basketball team but they could make the ink worth while and print something worth reading.
Basketball is a game. War is real life. Many men went beyond the call of duty to save our asses and frankly, I would use my newspaper to talk about more important issues, such as this war.
Another thing that chaps my ass is the amount of income sports players recieve compared to what doctors, nurses, fireman, policeman, etc. make.
Sports players make about 2 Billion dollars on average a year. They don't need that much money. They don't even do anything worth while. Sure, they entertain us (not me personally) but is sports playing a really imparative feature in our society?
Doctors save lives. Nurses take care of us when we are sick. Policemen kill and arrest the bad people of our society. Id say, the make about 1/1000000000000 of what sports players make.
Tell me which is more important, saving a life or winning a game?
I really think society needs to take a step back and look in from an objective point of view and we should reconsider our values and morals.
Society and the media sucks.
I feel so small and worthless, but i want to do something about this. I am thinking of starting some kind of organization or commitee or what-not for people who believe like me. With more people who feel as strongly as I do, issues like this can be brought up and reconsidered.
I really wish I could do something.